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March 2011 Releases


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Annual Shepard Symposium April 6-9 at UW

March 31, 2011 — Keynote speakers and discussions on current issues are part of the 15th annual Shepard Symposium on Social Justice April 6-9, at the University of Wyoming.

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Researchers: New Strategies Needed to Reduce Animal and Plant Extinction

March 31, 2011 — Conservationists may need to change their approach to protecting animals and plants from extinction if they are to successfully shield key species and habitats from the effects of global climate change, according to a new review in the global scientific journal, Science.

Stimulus Funding Aids Efforts to Improve Nursing in Wyoming

March 31, 2011 — The Wyoming Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships (WCNHCP) was created to help lead the charge to strengthen the statewide nursing workforce.

Northern Rockies Skies for April

March 30, 2011 — A monthly look at the night skies of the northern Rocky Mountains, written by astronomers Ron Canterna, University of Wyoming; Jay Norris, Challis Idaho Observatory; and Daryl Macomb, Boise State University.

UW Student Entrepreneurs Tie for First in $10K Competition

March 30, 2011 — For the first time, two projects tied for first place in the annual University of Wyoming College of Business $10K Entrepreneurship Competition.

Scholar to Place Sarah Palin into Historical Perspective

March 29, 2011 — “Thinking about Sarah Palin through the Lens of Western Women's History" will be the topic of the first Katherine Jensen Memorial Lecture Thursday, March 31, from 4–5 p.m. in Room 302 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

Security Measures in Place for Ann Coulter’s Appearance at UW

March 29, 2011 — Some security measures will be in place for Ann Coulter’s speech Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m., at the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

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Soprano Deborah Selig to Perform at UW

March 29, 2011 — Acclaimed Pittsburgh Opera soprano Deborah Selig performs in concert Friday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

Spring Faculty Meeting Postponed

March 29, 2011 — The meeting of the University of Wyoming faculty, scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, at 4:10 p.m., has been postponed.

UW Requests New Students to Confirm Enrollment

March 29, 2011 — New students enrolling for the first time at the University of Wyoming are asked to confirm their enrollment with the university before May 2.

UW Women Second, Cowboys Fourth at EWC Rodeo

March 29, 2011 — The University of Wyoming women could not make up much ground in the overall standings despite a second-place finish at last weekend’s Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) rodeo in Torrington.

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Anthropologist Robert Kelly to Give Faculty Senate Speaker Series Talk

March 28, 2011 — A University of Wyoming anthropologist will explain how the next century could be the most exciting and promising time in humanity’s five million year history, during the Faculty Senate Speakers’ Series talk Thursday, April 7, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 129 of the UW Classroom Building.

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Celebrate Nepal’s New Year Saturday

March 28, 2011 — Celebrate the Nepalese New Year 2068 with Friends of Nepal at the University of Wyoming Saturday April 2.

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Photo Exhibition Depicts Pine Beetle Epidemic

March 28, 2011 — Effects of the mountain pine beetle epidemic are documented in a photo collection displayed at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.

Staff Recognition Day is April 20

March 28, 2011 — More than 300 employees will be honored during Staff Recognition Day, Wednesday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Crane Dining Hall. President Tom Buchanan has granted two hours of release time to attend.

Wyoming Business Tips for April 3-April 9

March 28, 2011 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of March 27-April 2

March 25, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 27-April 2 at the University of Wyoming:

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Intertribal Education and Community Center Dedicated

March 25, 2011 — Central Wyoming College officially dedicated and celebrated the opening of the Intertribal Education and Community Center at a ceremony (today) Friday, March 25.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 28 - April 3

March 25, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled March 28-April 3 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Text Alert Test Successful

March 25, 2011 — More than 12,800 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent Thursday in a system-wide test of the university’s text notification system, UW Alert.

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Laramie Local Food Gathering to Be Held April 10

March 24, 2011 — Farmers, chefs and consumers will meet Sunday, April 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at Whiting High School (24th and Sheridan streets) to find ways to make fresh, locally produced foods more available in Laramie.

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Religious Scholar to Discuss LDS Leader Joseph Smith

March 24, 2011 — Religious scholar Phillip Barlow will give an informative lecture on the life of Joseph Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Room 129 of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building.

UW Law School Panel on Yellowstone Snowmobiles

March 24, 2011 — Environmental impact of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park will be the focus of a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Room 178 of the University of Wyoming College of Law building.

UW’s Simpson Institute to Hold Energy Panel Discussions

March 24, 2011 — The University of Wyoming American Heritage Center’s Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership will host panel discussions in Laramie and Pinedale on the social, environmental and economic impacts of Wyoming’s latest energy boom.

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UW Graduate’s Latest Book Aids Teaching on Wyoming Constitution

March 23, 2011 — For years, Mike Mackey heard the same gripe from Steve Thulin, one of his former professors at Northwest College in Powell.

2011 Battle of the Bands Competition

March 22, 2011 — An opportunity for local bands to win $1,500 is available during Friday Night Fever’s 2011 Battle of the Bands competition at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15.

UW Extension Hosts Livestock Marketing Workshop in Laramie

March 22, 2011 — A livestock marketing workshop sponsored by the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (UW CES) and First Interstate Bank is Friday, March 25, in Laramie.

UW Religion Today Column for March 27-April 2: Calamity and the Nature of Evil

March 22, 2011 — March 22, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

UW Teams Open Spring Rodeo Season

March 22, 2011 — Both University of Wyoming rodeo teams did enough at last weekend’s opening spring rodeo at Gillette College to move up in the overall Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) standings.

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Fraternity Honors UW Faculty Member

March 21, 2011 — Sigma Alpha Epsilon and its Wyoming Alumni Association have established a new continuing award honoring the work of Colin Keeney, senior lecturer in the University of Wyoming Department of English.

Gatekeepers Training Offered

March 21, 2011 — The next Gatekeepers training session is Wednesday, March 23, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Big Horn Room 203.

Libraries' Journal Review Comment Deadline is Tuesday

March 21, 2011 — The deadline to comment on the University of Wyoming libraries journal review is Tuesday, March 22.

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Mental Health, Substance Abuse Summit March 30-31 at UW

March 21, 2011 — Mental health and student affairs professionals, along with educators from the University of Wyoming and community college representatives, will attend a two-day event in Laramie specializing on suicide prevention.

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Nursing Faculty Member Named to National Panel

March 21, 2011 — Catherine Beck, an adjunct professor in the University of Wyoming School of Nursing, is one of only 10 nurses nationwide to be seated on a national panel.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 27-April 2

March 21, 2011 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of March 20-26

March 18, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 20-26 at the University of Wyoming:

John P. Ellbogen Foundation Announces Ellbogen Meritorious School Award

March 18, 2011 — A program designed to encourage a higher level of excellence in the quality of instruction for students is being made available to Wyoming school districts through the John P. Ellbogen Foundation.

Tongue River High School Wins WCNHCP Media Campaign Contest

March 18, 2011 — A language arts class at Tongue River High School in Ranchester has been named grand champion of the Center for Nursing and Health Care Partnerships’ (WCNHCP) first media campaign contest.

UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition Closes Saturday

March 17, 2011 — Saturday, March 19, will be the final day for the public to view the UW Art Department Faculty Exhibition at the University of Wyoming Art Museum

Wyoming $10K Entrepreneurship Competition Finals Set for March 25

March 17, 2011 — The five finalists in the 2011 Wyoming $10K Entrepreneurship Competition will present to judges Friday, March 25, inside the University of Wyoming College of Business.

“Wyoming Signatures” to Air Sunday

March 17, 2011 — Education reform and the economy will be topics on the University of Wyoming news program “Wyoming Signatures,” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, on Wyoming Public Television.

UW Rodeo Teams Open Spring Season This Weekend

March 16, 2011 — As the University of Wyoming prepares to open its spring rodeo season, Coach George Howard is looking for consistency.

UW Veterans Services Center Offers New Service

March 16, 2011 — Arrangements for free legal services provided on campus for University of Wyoming military veterans and their families are now being offered.

Baritone David Dillard in UW Faculty Concert Monday

March 15, 2011 — Works Schumann, Bolcom and Britten-Purcell will be performed during the University of Wyoming faculty recital, “Songs from the Past and the Present” Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

US News Designates University of Wyoming College of Law a “Top School”

March 15, 2011 — In rankings released today (Tuesday), the University of Wyoming College of Law has been included among the top law schools by US News Media Group’s Best Graduate Schools list.

UW College of Business Students Create Value for Companies

March 15, 2011 — Companies can reap the benefits of hiring interns through the University of Wyoming’s College of Business internship program.

Gatekeepers Training Offered

March 14, 2011 — The next Gatekeepers training session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Wyoming Union Big Horn Room 203. To register, e-mail the UW Counseling Center at uccstaff@uwyo.edu.

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Sharon Kelly Receives 2010 Big Horn Basin Ag Citizen of Year Award

March 14, 2011 — Sharon Kelly, office associate in the Washakie County office of the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, is the Big Horn Basin Ag Ambassadors 2010 Ag Citizen of the Year.

Subcontractors and Vendors Encouraged to Meet with HPG-ATC Design-Build Contractors

March 14, 2011 — Subcontractors and vendors from Wyoming and the region are invited to meet Wednesday, March 23, with the two contractors who were pre-qualified to bid on the High Plains Gasification-Advanced Technology Center (HPG-ATC).

UW Nordic Ski Teams Finish Fourth at Nationals

March 14, 2011 — The University of Wyoming men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams both finished in fourth place at the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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UW Students Volunteer During Spring Break

March 14, 2011 — While many students travel to warm places for fun in the sun, 60 University of Wyoming students and team leaders this week are volunteering for service projects in six different locations in the United States and abroad.

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UW to Host National Science Camp

March 14, 2011 — Veteran astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr. and ExxonMobil Foundation have partnered with the University of Wyoming to increase math and science interest among youths with a two-week science camp open to all middle school students.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 20-March 26

March 14, 2011 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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Campus Construction Update for Week of March 13-19

March 11, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 13-19 at the University of Wyoming:

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UW Institute Successful in Recovering Stranded Oil from Wyoming Soil

March 11, 2011 — Recent work conducted by researchers at the Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has identified millions of barrels of recoverable oil.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Finish in Top Four on Third Day of Competition

March 11, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams continued to improveme Friday on the cross country course at the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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UW Student Qualifies for National Tennis Table Tournament

March 11, 2011 — When he was playing table tennis in the basement of his family’s home in Gillette, University of Wyoming student Luke Hays never thought it would lead him to a national tournament in Minnesota later this semester.

Laramie, Greybull Students Top State Science Fair Winners

March 10, 2011 — Three members of one Laramie family were among the top five place winners in the Wyoming State Science Fair this week at the University of Wyoming.

UW Athletics Department Receives NCAA Certification

March 10, 2011 — The NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification has recertified the University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics Department for a full 10-year period, Athletics Director Tom Burman and the NCAA announced today (Thursday).

UW Equestrian Club Ready for Regional Competitions

March 10, 2011 — The University of Wyoming equestrian club, with a record 11 qualifiers, will compete in a pair of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) regional events this weekend.

UW Nordic Ski Teams Attempting to Get Into Top Three

March 10, 2011 — After two days of competition in the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, the University of Wyoming Nordic ski teams know this: It will be a long shot to defend their titles.

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UW RHA Participates in National Clothing Drive

March 10, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Residence Halls Association (RHA) collected 127 pounds of donated clothing from students during a recent national clothing drive.

Devon Energy Donates Support Vehicle to Wyoming Conservation Corps

March 9, 2011 — The Wyoming Conservation Corps (WCC) received a major boost recently from Devon Energy, which donated a new GMC Sierra 1500 truck to be used to support the program’s service projects on public lands across Wyoming.

Gallery 211 to Host Installation Artist Audrey Hasen Russell

March 9, 2011 — Gallery 211 will display the work of installation artist Audrey Hasen Russell beginning Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, April 16.

Spring Break in Mexico - 'Know Before You Go!'

March 9, 2011 — With some University of Wyoming students planning to travel to Mexico during spring break, the UW International Programs Office provides a link on its website to assure that visitors to Mexico have an enjoyable experience without incident.

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Researchers Identify Hotspots for Ecological Research

March 8, 2011 — Rarely do undergraduate students have the opportunity to see their work published in a peer-reviewed journal.

UW Religion Today Column for March 13-19: Is Christianity Successful?

March 8, 2011 — "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and promote discussion of religious issues.

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UW Teams Claim First, Second at National Range Management Competition

March 8, 2011 — Teams from the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources won first and second places and individuals placed in the top five during competition at the recent Society for Range Management meeting in Billings, Mont.

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Energy, Renewable Resources Studies Earns UW Professor Research Award

March 7, 2011 — This morning thousands -- perhaps hundreds of thousands -- of people worldwide drank water free of arsenic thanks to the scientific contributions of Professor K.J. Reddy in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

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Overweight Adults May Have the Lowest Mortality: Do They Have the Best Health?

March 7, 2011 — While overweight adults die at lower rates than other weight categories, a new study shows that higher body weight was consistently associated with worse health risk profiles.

UW Trustees Approve Personnel Appointments

March 7, 2011 — University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their business meeting Friday, March 4.

Vote for UW Employee of the Year

March 7, 2011 — All University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to vote for Employee of the Year.

Wyoming Business Tips for March 13-19

March 7, 2011 — A weekly look at Wyoming business questions from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (WSBDC), part of WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

Campus Construction Update for Week of March 6-12

March 4, 2011 — These are among the construction activities scheduled March 6-12 at the University of Wyoming:

Defending Champion UW Nordic Ski Teams Prepare for Nationals

March 4, 2011 — It’s been a whirlwind season for the University of Wyoming Ski teams, and just like that, the national competition has snuck up on them.

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Joint UW, Casper College Facility Moves Forward with Lease Agreement

March 4, 2011 — A joint facility to be shared by the University of Wyoming and Casper College will provide new and better space for students and forge a stronger bond between the schools for many years to come.

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Kiernan McMullan in Concert at UW

March 4, 2011 — Known for a variety of sounds, singer/songwriter Kiernan McMullan will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the University of Wyoming Union Gardens.

University of Wyoming Calendar for March 7-March 10

March 4, 2011 — These are among activities scheduled March 7- 10 at the University of Wyoming:

UW Trustees Approve Fee Increases for 2012

March 4, 2011 — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees today (Friday) approved increases for all mandatory and non-mandatory student fees for fiscal year 2012 to support rising employer costs in group health insurance and retirement contributions.

War Memorial Stadium to get Paved Parking Lot

March 4, 2011 — Improvements at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium will continue with a 660-space paved parking lot on the stadium’s east side.

Cheyenne, Wheatland Teams Win UW Engineering Competition

March 3, 2011 — Teams from Cheyenne and Wheatland won their respective divisions in a statewide engineering problem-solving contest at the University of Wyoming. Wheatland High School placed first in the Small School Junior Varsity competition and Cheyenne East High School was first in the Large School Varsity division.

Spring Student Enrollment Up at UW

March 3, 2011 — Enrollment continues to grow at the University of Wyoming during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Two New Members Seated on UW Board of Trustees

March 3, 2011 — John MacPherson of Saratoga and Jeff Marsh of Torrington were introduced today (Thursday) as the newest members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. The UW board consists of 12 members appointed to six-year staggered terms.

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UW Professor Finalist for 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

March 3, 2011 — University of Wyoming English Associate Professor Brad Watson is a finalist for the prestigious 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America's largest peer juried prize for fiction.

Free Workshop for Childcare Professionals Statewide

March 2, 2011 — The University of Wyoming College of Education and UW Outreach School are offering a free one-hour workshop and open house for childcare professionals statewide.

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UW MFA Creative Writing Program Author to Give Reading

March 2, 2011 — Celebrated poet Cathy Park Hong will read from her works Thursday, March 10, and will meet with University of Wyoming students as part of UW’s MFA Program in Creative Writing Visiting Writers Series.

Comedian and Hypnotist Kevin Hurley to Perform at UW

March 1, 2011 — Comedian and hypnotist Kevin Hurley will perform a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

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